Red Hat ac­quires CoresOS to help cus­tomers build, run and man­age con­tainer­ised ap­pli­ca­tions

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In a ma­jor move, Red Hat has announced its ac­qui­si­tion of the con­tainer­i­sa­tion com­pany,

CoreOS. This US$ 250 million deal is ex­pected to bring mo­men­tum to a Google­cre­ated tech­nol­ogy, called Ku­ber­netes, used by companies to man­age soft­ware run­ning in data cen­tres and in the cloud.

CoreOS was built to com­mer­cialise an open source prod­uct by the same name. Con­tainer tech­nol­ogy is a key part of Ku­ber­netes. In a pub­lic state­ment, a source from Red Hat said, “By com­bin­ing CoreOS’s com­ple­men­tary ca­pa­bil­i­ties with Red Hat’s al­ready broad Ku­ber­netes and con­tainer-based port­fo­lio, in­clud­ing Red Hat OpenShift, we at Red Hat aim to fur­ther accelerate adop­tion and de­vel­op­ment of the in­dus­try’s lead­ing hy­brid cloud plat­form for mod­ern ap­pli­ca­tion work­loads.”

CoreOS has 130 em­ploy­ees, who are join­ing Red Hat, and has raised US$ 50 million, ac­cord­ing to Crunch­Base—the bulk of which is from Al­pha­bet’s ven­ture arm GV, for­merly known as Google Ven­tures.

“The next era of tech­nol­ogy is be­ing driven by con­tainer based ap­pli­ca­tions that span multi- and hy­brid cloud en­vi­ron­ments, in­clud­ing phys­i­cal, vir­tual, pri­vate cloud and pub­lic cloud plat­forms. We be­lieve this ac­qui­si­tion ce­ments Red Hat as a cor­ner­stone of hy­brid cloud and mod­ern app de­ploy­ments,” said Paul Cormier, pres­i­dent, prod­ucts and tech­nolo­gies, Red Hat.

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